225th Anniversary


Imagine the dramas that must have unfolded in buildings that have stood at 2 South Main Street since Boonsboro’s earliest days!!!  The southwest corner of the town square was first occupied by Mrs. Short’s log store and was one of only 5 structures in Boonsboro in 1796.  Dr. Ezra Slifer purchased the property in 1811 and replaced the log building with his 2-story brick residence (this structure is the front part of today’s Vesta...

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Certainly most soldiers of the Civil War were respectable men who served honorably.  But rogues unavoidably crept into the ranks and preyed on their fellow soldiers and innocent civilians, causing suffering and chaos through their misdeeds.  Local officials sometimes offered cash payments to “volunteers” for enlisting in their districts as a way to fulfill their troop conscription quotas and these recruits had disproportionately high...

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Pass It On Photo Scanning

Pass It On Photo Scanning


Posted on Sep 1, 2017

Search those attics, basements and old photo albums! On October 15th from 1 to 5pm, the Boonsboro Historical Society will host a Pass It On event to scan in old photos or documents from Boonsboro residents.   We want to preserve them before they are lost or damaged and make them available on the Historical Society’s website for all to enjoy and learn from. Location: Boonsboro Community Life Center, 28 N Main Street, Boonsboro,...

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225th – Heck Brother’s Play

225th – Heck Brother’s Play


Posted on Aug 15, 2017

The true story of “Brothers at Arms”, a two-act play by The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts depicting the reunion of Boonsboro’s Heck brothers who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.  Sept 16 & 17th.  RSVP today!

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